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Dinosaur Den Dramatic Play Transformation (Tool Required)


Development Level: Preschool/Pre-K

Learning Areas: Dramatic Play, Art, Engineering


Transform your dramatic play center into a Jurassic Period dinosaur den! Support children in working together to brainstorm ideas, construct and create, and use their new dino-themed imaginative space!


  • ECSEL Tool: Our Emotions Cards
  • Poster or large writing pad
  • Marker (teacher use)
  • Several printed-out images of Jurassic Period dinosaur scenes (e.g., landscapes, volcanoes, trees, dinosaur nests, etc.)
  • Various art supplies (e.g., markers, crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, felt, collage materials, whatever you have available!)
  • Various recycled materials (e.g., cardboard boxes, scrap paper, plastic cups and containers, paper towel rolls — anything you have access to, but feel free to use what you have in your classroom as well!)
  • Tape
  • Scissors (child-safe)
  • Dinosaur toys/manipulatives
  • Plastic eggs
  • Baskets
This lesson requires Our Emotions Cards. Click here to purchase or learn more about this tool.

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